Extract from The Cooper Diaries:
…Heavy rain, which didn’t abate till a little before midday. In the bay-window there’s an enamelled metal pot with a lid. Inside, in a leather sheath, is a small penknife, stamped “ ” [Joseph Rodgers & Sons, where Grandad Cooper was employed, followed by the Sheffield silver mark for 1924].J and I got the bus to Cleveleys, but it was so cold and drizzly that we didn’t stop long and got the bus back.Riverdance, on its side with a cut-out gap in its structure, obscured by mist; and to get some pastrami, blue cheese and a bottle of red wine from B&M Bargains. We got off the bus and went to the Somerfield supermarket where Thornton-Cleveleys railway station used to be, and got some Black Magic chocs for Mum, and some soda water to replace the bottle I’d drunk. Even.: We watched a Sherlock Holmes DVD, with Basil Rathbone in it.
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